44.3. During the ninth month preceding the expiry of the collective agreements, the Commission shall ascertain the representativeness of each sector-based employers’ association for the purposes of the making of an agreement or an application for arbitration respecting one or several matters listed in section 61.1 and shall issue to each association a certificate establishing its representativeness.
The certificate takes effect on the first day of the eighth month preceding the date of the expiry of the collective agreements.
The representativeness of a sector-based employers’ association is the percentage that the number of hours declared by the employers as having been worked in its sector is of the total number of hours declared by the employers as having been worked in the industry as a whole, according to the monthly reports sent by them to the Commission during the first twelve of the fifteen complete calendar months preceding the month referred to in the first paragraph.
1993, c. 61, s. 26; 1995, c. 8, s. 25.